Super Mario 3D Land surpasses Super Mario Galaxy in first-year sales
The results are in, and it appears Super Mario 3D Land has outsold Super Mario Galaxy in its first 13 months on the market.
According to sales figures provided by Nintendo’s latest earnings report, the 3DS title has sold 8 million copies worldwide since its original release in November 2011.
In comparison, Super Mario Galaxy on the Wii sold just 7.66 million copies in its first year back in November 2007.
The success of 3D Land is due to the fact it has outsold Galaxy by nearly double the amount in Japan.
While Super Mario Galaxy performed slightly better than 3D Land did in the West, Japanese Nintendo gamers were more taken with Mario’s first 3DS outing.
As of March 2012, 10.68 million copies of Super Mario Galaxy have been sold worldwide. In five years time it will be interesting to see how Super Mario 3D Land is holding up along with the more recent New Super Mario Bros. 2.